I've come across that people removed Pocahontas from the relationship with John Smith. It's still unproven.
Some sources say they were married. While Virginia and the Powhatan tribe says that is false. But, remember this is a shared tree and others have traced their ancestors to Pocahontas and John Smith, however they did it, they did it...and to them it's real even if it's not real for you.
My belief lies with the Powhatan tribe. I don't think they were romantically involved. However, I wouldn't tell someone they weren't the descendants if by tradition and oral genealogy and documents or whatever, has been passed down to them. Please do NOT remove the relationship. I've added them back as spouses with a curator note on top.
To quote from the Pocahantas profile:
"There is no suggestion in any of the historical records that Smith and Pocahontas were lovers. This romantic version of the story appears only in fictionalized versions of their relationship (such as the animated version by Walt Disney.)"
She was however married to John Rolfe and they had a son.
I spent about 3 years researching Powhatan and his family; and his schemes. I don't want to come out and say it, but I think he pushed his daughter onto the Englishmen. He had visions of being a mighty emperor. He was already a "super chief" over about 10 tribes, but wanted more power. He mad alliances with the British, so he could have weapons and allies against the tribes, mostly to his Northwest.
It looks like you started a line here Jane Davis
Could I trouble you to use "display name" on the "no name" profiles so I can keep any siblings together?
And can you confirm this is the fellow (likely related to me, and not John Smith, & not Pocohantas) you looking at?
In regards to the title of this discussion:
"Do not remove relationship"
I would like to.
Capt James Smith of Jamestown was "the Father of the New England Colonies" (according to him) but had no actual children.
I am very thankful you raised this discussion and agree with your genealogical findings.
I've done some cleanup and I believe this Smith line starts with George & Temperance, as you identified:
Their profiles need filling in. Can you assist with that?
My thanks again for catching this spuriosity.
I see this
Born about 1595, Salisbury, Wiltshire, England
Died 1661, Ipswich, Essex, Massachusetts
Parents Thomas Smith (26)
Ref 26 is to Rootsweb database
Which refers to "other" Rootsweb databases ...
Let's get "real" citations from sources like NEHGR publications, GDMNH, The Great Migration Project, Pioneers of Massachusetts, Pioneers of New Hampshire, Savage ...
Anyway we're missing a lot of kids of George & I think they were the extra kids Capt John Smith didn't have.
Can someone compare the children attached here:
To the compilation above?
My pleasure. I was just re reading about the Oyster River Massacre - John Miner did a nice job explaining it
Well guess what RICHARD BROOKS
Well, again. I dunno. I think DNA testing is suggesting Joseph matches his father George, and no descendant of James has tested yet.
See http://www.smithsworldwide.org/smtestcompareg.asp?grouping=GRP-R-M2... ftDNA Smith group R-M269
There's also uncertainty as to which George left the will that didn't name sons Joseph & James.
Everyone likes Rebecca as George's daughter. :)